Confirmation that Braden Currie will attempt an endurance double.
The Wanaka multisporter will make his Ironman New Zealand debut on March 4, just three weeks after attempting to win a fourth Coast to Coast title.
Currie has been in strong triathlon form recently with victories in the Taupo 70.3 and a record breaking performance at the Tauranga half ironman.
Currie says there's enough time between events to recover and also switch the kayak paddle for swim goggles.
The 30-year-old says he'd like to sink his teeth into Ironman racing over the next few years to see his he can foot it internationally.